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PM Update: A shower possible this evening; weekend potentially wet

Clouds have moved into the area, but mild temperatures remained entrenched for today, with highs reaching the mid-and-upper 80s. While gray skies may harbor a few pop up showers into the evening, there shouldn’t be much coverage with most staying dry. And with what initially seemed like a fairly sunny weekend now much cloudier and featuring rain chances, let’s focus on the cooler temperatures, plus the fact we still need more of that liquid gold.

Through Tonight: A shower or t’shower may persist through the evening but should wane with nightfall. Clouds probably hold pretty tough through the night as a coastal system partly related to remnants of Helene drifts up the coast. Mix that with relatively high dew points in the mid-60s, and temperatures don’t go too far — mainly mid-60s to near 70.

The Weekend: There’s still considerable uncertainty with a storm system off the coast, but the current trend is for a wetter time ahead. Clouds should be numerous with occasional showers both days, but it seems the second half of Saturday into the first half of Sunday might be most in danger of being the least pleasant, with widespread showers possible, at least at times. Rain may be into southern parts of the area as early as Saturday morning, with a slow movement north noted through the day. By the time it’s over on Sunday, meaningful rain totals on the order of .5” or more are possible, perhaps focused on south and east sections of the region.

With plenty of clouds, an east wind, and rain around, highs may not get out of the 70s on Saturday, maybe shooting toward 80 or above on Sunday if we get some late-day sun. Lows are in the 60s to near 70.

See Camden Walker’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Pollen update: Tree, grass and weed pollen is all low to low/moderate (grass and weeds). Mold spores are moderate.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.


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